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Systems & Applications Engineer

Requisition ID:  18305
Job Location(s): 

Ames, IA, US

Job Description

Would you like to apply your engineering expertise to help customers design their machines?  Then you might be interested in joining our Systems and Application Engineering (SAE) team at Danfoss Power Solutions (DPS).  We are a world-class provider of mobile hydraulics, electronic controls, power electronics and electric machine systems serving the construction, agriculture and other off-highway vehicle markets. 
 
What Danfoss offers you  
If you want to engineer solutions that enable the world of tomorrow to do more with less, Danfoss is where you’ll make a real impact. Open yourself to exceptional development – both personally and professionally. As a Systems and Application Engineer you are the primary technical representative to the customer for Danfoss Power Solutions. Taking ownership on providing technical assistance to the customer you will contribute to developing engineering solutions, making a sustainable difference to people's lives around the globe.

Job Responsibilities

Responsibilities for this position include, but are not limited to, the following. 

  • Developing strong mobile machine expertise through research, testing and analyzing agricultural, construction, material handling, turf and specialty machines. 

  • Working with the technical sales team to evaluate customer specifications, contributing to technical proposals that lead to new business, responding to technical requests, providing technical training, evaluating product applications and documenting these activities. 

  • Selecting and specifying DPS products, with a specific emphasis on power electronics and electric machine systems, to ensure conformance to component application requirements and machine performance expectations.   

  • Designing system control architecture, logic and parameters to meet safety, performance and life requirements. 

  • Researching, developing, analyzing and testing alternate machine system designs for feasibility, cost, operation and performance in the mobile machine market. 

  • Investigating machine problems or component failures and recommending remedial actions, system design changes or alternate components or features. 

  • Identifying and recommending product design improvements to the DPS component engineering teams. 

Background & Skills

The ideal candidate possesses these skills. 

  • Bachelor's degree (B.S. preferred) in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering (training or experience in electric machines and their applied systems) or Agricultural Engineering  

  • At least one year of relevant experience will be considered 

  • Excellent communication skills (written and verbal) 

  • Machine testing experience a plus 

  • Technical writing skills/experience preferred 

Danfoss – Engineering Tomorrow

At Danfoss, we are engineering solutions that allow the world to use resources in smarter ways – driving the sustainable transformation of tomorrow. No transformation has ever been started without a group of passionate, dedicated and empowered people. We believe that innovation and great results are driven by the right mix of people with diverse backgrounds, personalities, skills, and perspectives, reflecting the world in which we do business. To make sure the mix of people works, we strive to create an inclusive work environment where people of all backgrounds are treated equally, respected, and valued for who they are. It is a strong priority within Danfoss to improve the health, working environment and safety of our employees.


Following our founder’s mindset ‘action speaks louder than words’, we set ourselves ambitious targets to protect the environment by embarking on a plan to become CO2 neutral latest by 2030.


Danfoss is an EO employer and VEVRAA Federal Contractor. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or other protected category.

Danfoss engineers advanced technologies that enable us to build a better, smarter and more efficient tomorrow. In the world’s growing cities, we ensure the supply of fresh food and optimal comfort in our homes and offices, while meeting the need for energy-efficient infrastructure, connected systems and integrated renewable energy.

Our solutions are used in such areas as refrigeration, air conditioning, heating, motor control and mobile and industrial machinery.

Our innovative engineering dates back to 1933 and today, Danfoss holds market-leading positions, serving customers in more than 100 countries. We are privately held by the founding family.

Read more about us at www.danfoss.com

Danfoss engineers advanced technologies that enable us to build a better, smarter and more efficient tomorrow. In the world’s growing cities, we ensure the supply of fresh food and optimal comfort in our homes and offices, while meeting the need for energy-efficient infrastructure, connected systems and integrated renewable energy.

Our solutions are used in such areas as refrigeration, air conditioning, heating, motor control and mobile and industrial machinery.

Our innovative engineering dates back to 1933 and today, Danfoss holds market-leading positions, serving customers in more than 100 countries. We are privately held by the founding family.

Read more about us at www.danfoss.com


Nearest Major Market: Ames
Nearest Secondary Market: Des Moines